Loire Valley Day Trip Including Wine Tasting, Chambord And Chenonceau Castles - Paris
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- Duration: 12 Hrs 30 Mins
Departure Time :
7:15am, 6:30am for option with pick-up at your hotel
Departure Details :
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up option selected: Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75).. read more
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewMajestic castles, famous wines and Renaissance masterpieces make up this unforgettable trip to the charming Loire Valley. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Chambord then Chenonceau to be wowed by the extravagant glamor of the French aristocracy and discover their fascinating history. Youll enjoy fabulous wine tasting, surrounded by stunningly picturesque riverside views. On summer Mondays and Sundays youll appreciate the glorious Amboise castle rather than Chambord.
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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Pass By: Chateau de Chambord, Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
Perfect for those who love the French art of living - royal history, captivating nature and fine wine!
Leave the bustle of Paris for the charming and green Loire Valley, traveling on a luxury air-conditioned coach. Your wonderful tour begins with a visit to Chambord, one of the most instantly recognizable castles in the world and previously home to Franois the 1st. Be guided through its majGare de l|estic interiors, hearing the French aristocracys secrets. The famous double helix staircase is such a masterpiece that is it rumored to be the work of Leonardo de Vinci! Full of history, youll enjoy a tasting of three of the Loires most famous wines, accompanied by some delicious local produce.
Pass By: Chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
Next, a picturesque drive will lead you to the sumptuous royal residence of Chenonceau, nicknamed the ladies castle thanks to the remarkable women who have lived there. Learn about its incredible past and be enchanted by its breathtaking riverside views. In winter, youll be served a traditional lunch and drink. Outside of this period, your guide will give you some fabulous tips on where to eat.
Pass By: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
If you choose to travel on Monday or Saturday in summer, youll love visiting the equally majestic Amboise castle instead of Chambord
Pass By: Chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
your wine tasting will take place in the delightful Chenonceau wine cellars
Round trip by luxury coach from Paris with licensed guide ( if option selected)
Lunch is included in winter from November 1st to March 31st
Round trip by luxury coach from Paris with Audio Guide ( if option selected)
Round trip including Pick up & drop hotel from Paris with licensed guide ( if option selected)
Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau
Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
Lunch is excluded in summer from April 1 to October 31
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note Amboise will replaced Chambord on March 23rd & 30th 2019
Mondays and Saturdays include a tour of Amboise instead of Chambord
Lunch included in winter ( Nov to March)
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
So much fun! The tour guides were very friendly and keen to make sure we were all happy. The chateau’s were lovely. The owner of the chateau where we ate tried really hard to make us feel welcome and the food was all locally made. Love that kind of thing. Art, history, food and wine all in one experience!
I found this trip to be worth it overall to get a stress-free day out of Paris at some beautiful castles. Some downsides were the amount of time spent driving (although it was so early that I slept on the bus, and they do everything they can to stretch the day out), and that I was less impressed with Chambord then Chenonceau. Chambord was freezing cold (it was January, early in the morning, and the castle was not heated) and frankly less impressive than Chenonceau. I also did the audio guide instead of live guide to save money, and found Chambord confusing to navigate by myself. Lunch was good not great but I was grateful they easily accommodated a vegetarian meal request I made day of. The wine tasting was brief and there were not seats for everyone, but the wine was delicious. We tasted three wines and were also offered snacks. The drive also included some pretty views such as a few villages that we drove through.
This was a very enjoyable trip. We saw there were trips which stopped at 3 chateaus but only stopping at two gave more time to view the chateaus. It was our belief that stopping at 3 would be too rushed. Our guide was excellent. We would highly recommend this not only to see the chateaus buy also to view the countryside. It is a drive but well worth it. The lunch was way beyond expectations. Really good food.
While the castles themselves were beautiful, and I'm glad I went - I would have much preferred to travel there myself and do a self guided tour. Here's why:
1. Our guide was really boring, and the information he gave was very surface level -- I think maybe he didn't have a strong enough grasp of the English language to really dive into detail about things. He also would just leave when he was done talking, and didn't allow us to ask any questions. Instead he immediately returned to the bus while we finished wandering around.
2. The wine tasting was really lack-luster. There weren't chairs for people to sit in. It was literally in a cold hallway with a table set up with glasses. They didn't even rinse your glasses out between different wines. It was very strange. The boar pate was good, though...but that was only a bonus.
3. There is hardly anything inside the castles. There are some paintings and furniture, but only in like 2 or 3 rooms - the rest is totally empty. You're really paying to see the outside and take some pictures, so that's another reason why i would have preferred to just drive myself. Would have been cheaper probably.
Loire Valley and the Château‘s are amazingly beautiful!! Because it’s so far from Paris (3 1/2 hour bus ride) the visits to the Château’s are very rushed. However if it’s your only opportunity to go out there I still recommend this tour. The buses are very comfortable.
This was a really nice trip albeit long. Our guide was excellent. She did a great job of doing English and Spanish. It was a long trip back to Paris but totally worth it. Lunch was ok.
Too large of a tour group. Feels like being herded along. Too long of a day. Would never do it again
Prepare for a long day, but one well worth it. Most of the time is spent travelling on a very comfortable bus, the the two chateaux are remarkable. Chenonceau is a jewel and Chambord, the largest of all of the chateaux in the Lorie Valley, is breathtaking in it size and design. It was quite eerie as there is virtually no furniture in it, and your footsteps echo throughout.
The road was a little long but comfortable. The guides were very kind, helpful and instructive. The visit to Chenonceau was the best. Chambord is less impressive but the wine tasting was excellent
Castles were beautiful. Wine tasting was good. Bus trip...1st food/drink stop too short as another tour stopped for the same 20 minutes. Trip home was very long